For many years, I have run into an issue, dating back to single core laptops in Windows XP SP2 and going through today working with Windows 2008r2 and 2012r2 VMs in both Vsphere and Hyper-V, where running Windows Updates, I will get processor activity at 100%, rendering the machine useless until it finished updates and making the updates take, consistently, three times as long to finish. This has happened to me consistently in all versions of Windows for years, and I have not seen a single case where it doesn't happen. This has been happening for over 12 years. I've run experiment after experiment, timing things with stopwatches, creating VM after VM and reproducing the issue consistently, establishing the cause to myself. All the while swearing off single core ANYTHING because of it. So, I came up with a rule where I will always create VMs with 2 cores. I despise single core VMs because of this issue. Yesterday, I mentioned this in another forum, and was met with a barrage of insults on how I don't understand how VMs work and how they've never run into this issue, and flat out calling me stupid for this line of thought. There was also not a single response that they ran into this issue. Nobody defended my position as something they had run into. Surely 12 years of experience with this hasn't just be some masochistic fantasy of mine. Please, tell me SOMEBODY has run into this before.